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respondents, and the san jose city attorney's office. that this commission cannot adjudicate cases involving its own executive director. no problem, next issue. getting around your blatant conflict of interest, playing both judge of in the appointing authority for your respondent executive director. no problem, next issue. having the commission chair, that would be mr. hur, review the san jose city attorney's report and formed an opinion on the merits of my case before he allowed me as the complainant to provide my response or to hear the case in an open public meeting. and then mr. hur commented to deputy executive director of ethics, who reports to the ethics director, that the respondent in the two cases, is there any reason why we can't just release the san jose's analysis about why the complaint fails? no problem, next issue. you just charged right through that october 22nd hearing with all sorts of irregularities of how you conducted that hearing. no. 11, allowing chair hur, who should have recused himself because of his opinion that was on the record before the hearing began, to vote
attorney, me as the complainant and other respondents, and the san jose city attorney's office. that this commission cannot adjudicate cases involving its own executive director. no problem, next issue. getting around your blatant conflict of interest, playing both judge of in the appointing authority for your respondent executive director. no problem, next issue. having the commission chair, that would be mr. hur, review the san jose city attorney's report and formed an opinion on the merits of my case before he allowed me as the complainant to provide my response or to hear the
will add a terny nal -- terminal. >>> later today, the san jose city council will get its first look at the latest development plan for a five-acre parcel land in the city's japan town area. jackson and sixth street was used in the past to store and maintain city-owned vehicles. city leaders are now considering a big change to the area. they will consider building new homes and stores and possibly a new city park. >>> san jose city leaders will propose a ban on styrofoam containers. supporters say this would also help the amount of litter in waterways. some are concerned they will have to pay more for eco- friendly containers. the council is expected to vote on a draft today. if approved, a final vote could happen this summer. >>> some prominent republicans are showing their support for same-sex marriage. hewlett-packard's ceo, meg whitman, is among them. that's despite the fact that she supported proposition 8 when she ran for governor in california in 2010 and john huntsman also signed the legal brief. he opposed this during his 2012 presidential bid but last week announced his new
formerly of the san jose city attorney's office. as you will recall and was referenced previously, on october 22, 2012 we held a hearing on this matter relating to ethics complaints brought by mr. shaw. we also reviewed and considered paper submitted by mr. shaw and heard argument from mr. shaw on the matter. during that hearing, we asked miss herrick to review a number of determination if they should be disclosed. she subsequently conducted the review and identified set of emails that she believes should be produced in redacted form. so this item agenda is then to discuss whether those emails should be produced as redacted, and if so, whether that has resulted in a willful violation of the sunshine ordinance by the executive director? any comments from the commissioners on this matter? >> do i not get a five-minute rebuttal on this? through the discretion of the chair? >> mr. met shah i will give you a little bit of extra time during public comment, but i would like to hear from the commissioners. >> thank you. >> as i recall, this relates tangentially to the subject matter o
. >>> a foam fight in san jose. later today city leaders will vote on banning styrofoam food containers and local restaurants are rallying against the idea. kpix 5 reporter elissa harrington is in san jose this morning and elissa, restaurant owners say it could drive away business. >> reporter: that's right, michelle. because basically styrofoam is cheap. if restaurants have to find an alternative they will to have to pay more and will raise prices to offset the extra costs. the city council will vote today whether or not to ban styrofoam food containers. if they do, san jose would be the largest city in the country to do so. styrofoam is harmful to the environment, not biodegreatable and contributes to up to 15% of the city's litter and can cause harm to animals. but it's inexpensive at many restaurants often used for to- go boxes or hot coffee cups. restaurants would be forced to use alternative packaging. the san jose silicon valley chamber of conference and california restaurant association argue that the ban would hurt businesses here and instea
, encounter and evacuate. >> lyanne melendez had access to a training session at san jose city college. >> lock down, lock down, lock down. >> reporter: those two words mean an intruder is on campus. >> maria! open the door. where are you? >> reporter: this is how they deal with an active shooter. >> oh wendy. i'm home, dear. open the door. >> reporter: the people behind the door tried to barricade themselves using what they can find. a table, a rope, a waste basket, anything to keep the intruder from coming in. >> people will survive. people will act appropriately if we give them guidance, and if we give them permission to do so, and that's what this is about. >> reporter: a texas-based company called response options is training people on how to go beyond the duck and cover mode. teaching them to go as far as confronting the gunman. joe is playing the role of the active gunman. now, people who are taking this course are learning three mound fen mall things -- three fundamental things. run, hide and fight. sean thompson is a teacher at venicia high. he convinced his school district t
at san jose city college. >> lock down, lock down, lock down. >> reporter: those two words mean an intruder is on campus. >> maria! open the door. where are you? >> reporter: this is how they deal with an active shooter. >> oh wendy. i'm home, dear. open the door. >> reporter: the people behind the door tried to barricade themselves using what they can find. a table, a rope, a waste basket, anything to keep the intruder from coming in. >> people will survive. people will act appropriately if we give them guidance, and if we give them permission to do so, and that's what this is about. >> reporter: a texas-based company called response options is training people on how to go beyond the duck and cover mode. teaching them to go as far as confronting the gunman. joe is playing the role of the active gunman. now, people who are taking this course are learning three mound fen mall things -- three fundamental things. run, hide and fight. sean thompson is a teacher at venicia high. he convinced his school district to let him take the course. he will now train other teachers. >> when yo
. >> lyanne melendez had access to a training session at san jose city college. >> lock down, lock down, lock down. >> reporter: those two words mean an intruder is on campus. >> maria! open the door. where are you? >> reporter: this is how they deal with an active shooter. >> oh wendy. i'm home, dear. open the door. >> reporter: the people behind the door tried to barricade themselves using what they can find. a table, a rope, a waste basket, anything to keep the intruder from coming in. >> people will survive. people will acte giprop themy if we give them guidance, and if we give them permission to do so, and that's what this is about. >> reporter: a texas-based company called response options is training people on how to go beyond the duck and cover mode. teaching them to go as far as confronting the gunman. joe is playing the role of the active gunman. now, people who are taking this course are learning three mound fen mall things -- three fundamental things. run, hide and fight. sean thompson is a teacher at venicia high. he convinced his school district to let him take the course. he w
. in san jose, kpix5. >> it was just last year that redwood city electronic arts joined google and microsoft in opposing the federal defense of marriage act. >>> coming up, this buzz for you, but is it what you ordered? the ackization that you aren't drinking what you think you are. >> another chilly night tonight. your heater has been working overtime. redd wood city 39. find out what our super dry january and february is doing to our snow pack. that and your forecast, next. ,,,,,,,, diluting the truth. d jackson with the >>> beer lovers are making stong accusations tonight. bud budweiser is diluting the truth. >> the multimillion dollar lawsuit is over this tiny stamp on a budweiser bottle. a number of plant workers say the beer has less alcohol since being bought out by industry giant, imbev. they tell the truth about watering down their beer. >> it's a number of them, i'll tell you that. and i will tell you it was individuals who worked at a number of different plants. ann anheuser-busch has 13 breweries. >> attorneys say the employees tell a tale of corporate greed. th
with information. so far they say they have not made any arrests in the case. >>> in san jose, city leaders teamed up with law enforcement to try to prevent crime. the fifth annual crime and gang prevention center was held for employment training in downtown san jose. organizers say about 300 members of the community showed up and they credit the success to san jose's inclusive approach. >> we have been recognized nationwide for how engaged our community is. the task force has been recognized in san jose, we work with everyone, all the agencies, police, counties, district attorney's office, the schools. >> san jose has seen a spike in crime the past year or so. city leaders hope more community members take action by coming to events like this one to reverse that trend. >>> a leftis military group has claimed responsibility for the bombing yesterday outside the u.s. embassy. >> reporter: we are learning more about how this attack took place and the attacker himself. is he a well-known militant belonging to a leftist group, a group that hates the turkish government, u.s. influence over turkey, hates
news. >>> this next one is a law that could impact nearly every restaurant in san jose. city leaders want to ban styrofoam takeout containers, the proposal going up for a vote next week. community groups are lending their support to this idea. arturo santiago joins us live. you just heard city council members and environmentalist groups speaking out on banning styrofoam takeout on restaurants. what are they saying? >> caller: this proposed ordinance that would ban styrofoam food packages took nearly two years. they feel they can finally get it done. environmental groups along with a san jose councilman gathered at the park to pry open a manhole cover in order to access a storm water capture device. this cylinder was installed last summer and has not been yet cleaned out. it filters out garbage from 68 acres of storm water runoff. the idea is to show the advanced amount of polystyrene that can pollute our storm water system. save our shore, california clean water action and save the bay are all speaking out in favor of thf proposed ordinance. they all agree that tough poll sis
way at the university of san francisco at 11 a.m. >> the san jose city council will consider taking an official stand on marriage equality. next month the supreme court reviews two cases on the state ban on same-sex marriage and the federal defense of marriage which denies benefits to gay and lesbian couples. san jose city council hope to join the city of san francisco in asking the court to strike down the laws. >> the national gun debate started after the sandy hook elementary school and is heating up in los gatos. a new gun store opened in december and drew a lost opposition. some complain a public review was not conducted although the city officials everyone not required to. supporters of the store turned out no large numbers and they say the store opened legally and should not be punished. any new rules enacted will affect only future gun stores looking to only in los gatos. >> the san francisco 49ers will hold a final team meeting at their santa clara headquarters this morning as they clean out lockers for the season. a disain't positived nineers team returned home after heart
for the first time in years san jose mayor offered an optimistic view of the future in his state of the city address. we look at what is behind the numbers and a potential sales tax increase that may be looming on the horizon. >> reporter: mayor spent a good part of the speech talking about the police department. he would like to see more officers added to the force. there are fewer officers than in past year. and the investigative unit dug up numbers showing it sky rocketing. >> they are working hard. >> reporter: he knows the police are working longer hours. the investigative unit exclusively obtained financial data showing while overall payroll decreased by 10% the numbers show a whopping 35% increase spent on overtime. from more than $12 million in 2011 to more than $16 million last year. he said the number may increase next year. >> we need to make sure our public is protected. overtime is the way to do that. we know you can't do that much overtime all the time. >> reporter: fewer officers on the force equal more overtime. 74% has gone to the rank and file. >> that is why we are recruit
jose city leaders say they have no interest in competing with san francisco to host the 2024 summer olympics. if either city decides to bid here's what it takes to win. first the budget of at least $3 billion. that's on top of the venue construction costs. other requirements a village for 16500 athletes, 45,000 hotel rooms and a workforce equal to half the population of oakland. >>> another high-profile sporting event facing money troubles in san francisco. taxpayers may need to float a loan because america's cup is now under water. fundraising efforts have fallen short of expectations. san francisco is another $30 million they need. it raised $14 million so far from private donors but it's having trouble getting more money. >>> new developments in the murder case against olympian oscar pistorius. a judge may decide today whether to allow him out on bail. he is charged with shooting his girlfriend and now we're learning, the lead detective in the investigation faces attempted murder charges in an unrelated shooting. also today, nike announced it
:34 now. today the san jose city council votes on a ban on styrofoam food containers at restaurants. the containers clutter waterways, clog landfills and threaten wildlife. owners say it would push up container costs and they don't have alternatives that work well. >>> officials in san bruno will take up the issue of gun violence. tonight the city council will consider a resolution that would support legislation at the state and federal levels. councilmembers are also trying to come up with local measures that would be effective. tonight city council's meeting starts at 7:00. >>> another milestone for the upcoming america's cup yacht race. a ribbon-cutting is going to be tonight at the terminal in san francisco the headquarters for the 34th america's cup. if you were looking at the bay yesterday, a couple of oracle boats were out there sailing. >>> 4:35. let's check the weather with lawrence. >> yeah. weather looking good out there, too. the next few days some of those temperatures getting near 70 degrees, maybe just over that. so really a tast
. but at this point, it was proper for the san jose city attorney to provide you those documents in confidence. >> okay. thank you. >> any other comments from the commissioners? >> well, i guess i'm just not sure -- it's not clear to me that the text of the emails meets the definition of "confidential information." that is what i'm struggling with a little bit here, but maybe i need to be directed in a more analytical fashion. >> my view of this matter is that as redacted, i think miss herrick is correct that the information can be publicly disclosed. now i'm not sure how enlightening or satisfying the redacted information -- the redacted version will be. it appears that the information that was redacted relates to communications between the commission and the controller's office, which we previously determined were covered by this privilege as part of the investigative file. so i don't think miss herrick was making any additional determinations beyond what she had initially recommended, and that we had earlierly decided on october 22nd. i think she simply is enforcing that view and
the dispensaries. the special session is underway at 11:00. >> the san jose city country will consider taking an official stand on marriage equality today. next month. supreme court reviews two cases that says the california ban on same-sex marriage and the defense of marriage act which denyies federal benefits to bay and lesbian married couples. the want to strike down both laws. the kid line for san jose to join the san francisco brief is valentine day. >> look at this police sketch of a man police are looking for who forced his way into the home of a 74-year-old woman and her daughter open friday. the man punched the older woman in the face. the mother and daughter escaped but the man and a second suspect chased them. they attacked the older woman a second time before running off. >> the san francisco 49ers hold a final team meeting at their headquarters this morning and clean out their lockers. a disappointed team returned home after the heartbreaking loss in super bowl xlvii. kaepernick averaged the crowd of 100 people who turned out to growth the team at the airport. hundreds of others
's death. but police say the investigation is still ongoing. >>> a san jose city council is said to take a stand in the legal battle of same-sex marriage in california. today the city council decided to take a vote next tuesday on whether to join the san francisco friend of the court. the supreme court will hold argumenting on the legal argument of proposition eight. >> we need to stand up on behalf of our residents and on behalf of all the members of lgbt community and on to show them that we believe in the equal treatment of all. >>> the california supreme court heard arguments in san francisco today on whether cities and counties can legally ban marijuana dispensaries. since medical marijuana was legalized in california in 1996, about 200 cities and counties have placed bans or moratoriums on pot clubs. the state supreme court is hearing a challenge to a ban in the city of river side. >> if you were to allow these institutions to be banned. county by county, city by city, that is exactly the opposite of what the legislature was trying to accomplish which is to make this available thro
hangars has hit a snag. san jose city leaders will meet to talk about the project later this week and one of the companies whose bid was rejected is already objecting, claims it can create more revenue than the 3 million- dollar projected by the winning bidder. >>> time is 4:40. turn off the tube. how certain tv shows could make your child more aggressive. >>> and pain at the pump, will there be any relief for the rising gas prices. >>> and don't get between a dog and his owner. how this persistent pup broke into a florida courthouse. its owner. not even the law. take a look. this little pooch scratched the door floors at a miami . >>> nothing comes between the dog and its owner, not even the law. the pooch is scratching the doors, pacing the floors, at the miami courthouse trying to find his owner. he finally breaks through the entrance only minutes later to be escorted back outside. this canine doesn't go out without a fight. a reunited with man and man's best friend. >> very cute. >> wanted to find dad. >> i know it. >>> 4:43 let's get anothe
in the last month. >>> san jose's city council is considering three new taxes to pay for the costs of repairing roads. councilmembers are weighing a quarter or half-cent sales tax and may ask voters to approve a $295 billion bond measure for one-time repairs. it would cost the average household about $100 a year. the city county will take up the tax measure at its march 5th meeting. >>> big changes are in store for downtown hayward traffic. starting at 8:00 p.m., march 15th, a one-way traffic loop he boo gins. the loop will put northbound traffic on foothill boulevard and southbound traffic on a streets and mission boulevard. the goal is to ease commute traffic through the area which is a popular shortcut between the 580 and 880 freeways. some local merchants opposed the projects fearing it would hurt business. the u.s. state department has joined the search for an oakland couple missing in south america for a month. the state department put out this poster of the couple, jamie neal and garrett hand began a bike tour in november and kept in constant contact with family members and
is of responding passively. far too often it's death. >> san jose city college and evergreen community college have now trained their nine officers. students and teachers will soon undergo the same active shooter training. >> i have to know how to lead and how to protect my students. but it's a combination of both. the students need to be prepared, as well, and trained. >> it's a reality of today's world. getting schools to prepare in order to increase their chances of surviving the unthinkable. >> open the door! >> in san jose, leeann mill len dez, abc7 news. >> this morning in his weekly address, president obama is calling on congress to work together on a balanced approach to reduceth deficit and promoting economic growth. >> what we need instead is a balanced approach. an approach that says let's cut where we can afford but let's make the investments we can't afford to live without. investments in education and infrastructure, research and development. the things that will help america compete for the best jobs and new industries. >> the president said the economy is poised to expand this year
melendez got exclusive access to a recent training session at san jose city college. >> lock down, lock down, lock down. >> those two words mean an intruder is on campus. >> maria, open the door. where are you! >> this is how they deal with an active shooter. >> oh, wendy, i'm home, dear! open the door. >> the people behind the door tried to barricade themselves using what they can find, a table, a rope, anything to keep the intruder from coming in. >> people will survive, people will act appropriately if we give them guidance and if we give them permission to do so and that's what this is about. >> a texas-based company called response options is training people on how to go beyond the duck-and-cover mode. teaching them to go as far as confronting the gunman. joe is playing the role of the active gunmen. people who are taking this course are learning three fundamental things, run, hide, and fight. >> sean thompson is a teacher. he convinced his school district to let him take the two-day course. he will now train other teachers. >> when you become a parent, things change, perspectives
homeless encampment in the city of san jose. kron4 shows you where and why hundreds of illegal campers were getting the boot. >> the exact date has not been announced, but the latest word from san jose city hall is that sometime during the first week of march, the homeless people you see camped out here near the airport, directly beneath the flight path, will be asked to leave. they will be evicted and camp side here will be cleaned up. that means the 100 or so homeless people in some 70 tents and other makeshift shelters here will have to go. the coming action spurred by pressure from neighbors fed up with rising crime, trash, and unsanitary conditions fueled by fears the unprecedented grove of the camp may be the result of homeless people moving here from outside the region. >> cleanups are just part of an overall strategy to address a much larger problem, which is the homelessness that our community is facing. we'll move people, but we are hoping we can use that as a way to positively reenforce the access and services. >> spread across several acres of city-owned land, just south of ma
so good. >>> it's been a lean last few years for san jose, a city trying to recover from blistering budget cuts. >> perhaps nowhere have those cuts been felt more than in the city's police department which has seen rising crime and morale plummet. >> in tonight's reality check, sam brock puts mayor reid's claims about both issues, the budget and the police department, under the microscope. sam? >> reporter: the city is in the plaque for the first time in a decade. now the bad news, mayor reid and fellow lawmakers have cut funding to the city's most devastated agency, the aforementioned police department. they're hoping you might be able to step in and lend a few dollars. residents of san jose know the budget crunches of the last half decade have left city services battered and bruised yet despite the cutbacks they've taken solace in knowing that a far reaching tax increase like, say, a sales tax hike has been off the table. here is mayor chuck reid in his state of the city address. >> once we have our costs under control, we can consider asking the taxpayers for more money to improv
for potential move to the south bay. abc7 news reporter is like at san jose city hall. the key word here is "potential." right? >> potential and tentative are the words flying around downtown san jose. amendment's have -- oakland a's have plans from four years ago and now major league baseball is giving a tentative green light to play ball. sources tell "los angeles times" the baseball commissioner has provided the a's with tentative guidelines for a potential move to san jose. it doesn't mean it is a done deal. but if they can satisfy concerns of the league office the commissioner could let the club owners approve the move. the a's have pledged to pay for a $500 million ballpark in downtown san jose. major league baseball's biggest concern could be the fact the giants still hold territorial rights to san jose and do not want the a's to relocate. is far no comment from the giants or the a's this morning on the big move which appears to be moving forward. we are live in downtown san jose this morning. cornell bernard for abc7 news. >> major silicon valley news, chip maker is planning a $3
be history in san jose. the city is considering banning polystyrene foodwear. a city council member says foam accounts for between 7 to 15% of litter in their creeks. >> it doesn't biodegrade. it's not recyclable. and as a result, it remains in our landfills if we're lucky and if we're not, it ends up in the bellies of a lot of wildlife. >> reporter: if passed, san jose would join more than 70 other cities in california that have already ditched styrofoam including san francisco, berkeley and palo alto. it would also be the largest city to do so. some restaurant workers in town worry how this might affect them. >> that's what we use every, single day. >> reporter: alejandro simone at a bar downtown is concerned about the price difference between styrofoam and an alternative. a trickle-down effect it might have if it costs his managers too much more. >> they are going to pay more for the other things to use, they are going to start cutting hours and salary. >> reporter: he says a market analyst found it would only be a few extra pennies a plate. and h
and special soles for his racing blades since 2007. >>> san jose city leaders say they have no interest in competing against san francisco to host of the 2024 summer olympics. if either city decides to bid, here's what it takes to win. first a budget of at least $3 billion. that's on top of venue construction costs. other requirements, a village for 16,500 athletes,45,000 hotel rooms and a workforce equal to half the population of oakland. >>> it's being called an eyesore and health hazard and san jose says it needs to go. a homeless encampment has grown in the last few weeks on land under the flight path to mineta international airport. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec shows us the condition at the tent city. >> reporter: it's cold to be camping but the people behind mere along spring street say they have no other choice but to live in this shantytown. police are planning a clean-up though so they are going to have to find somewhere else to live as soon as march 4. this encampment near guadalupe river park has gotten so big, you can see it from the airp
mathai. we begin with the biggest city, how much should san jose police officers be paid? the cops want a hefty raise and the city says it does not have the money. but there's more to this story. new details on the tense negotiations between the city and the police union. let's bring in kris sanchez from san jose city hall. kris? >> reporter: hi there, raj. the union says the city walked away from the negotiating table though the mayor says both sides are talking. he's also already called for an arbitrator and an arbitration date so this could be very tough negotiating. san jose has fewer than 1,000 police officers on the streets, the lowest level of staffing in years, and some might argue the lowest morale. to change that the police union wants the city to turn back the clock on pay in the next contract. >> we're in our third year of getting back money. right now we're getting back 10% of our wages. this offer calls for an end to that starting in july followed a year later by a 3% raise and a year after that for a 3% raise. >> reporter: he says that has to happen if san jose wants to s
jones pled not guilty to murder charges. he could face the death penalty. >>> a san jose tent city is about to be torn down. the camp sprung up recently on land near the mineta national airport. city officials will raid the camp on march 4. the cost for the clean-up will top $40,000. >>> the state earned poor marks for road conditions in a national report released today. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec with why the golden state is falling behind the rest of the country. >> roads are bad. >> very frustrating. >> they need to be fixed. >> reporter: the results of a new study on our roadways didn't come as a surprise to bay area drivers. >> too much traffic. potholes. bad. >> reporter: california's roadways are going downhill according to the reason foundation. for the past 2 decades the group tracked spending per mile on state-owned roads and measured performance analyzing things like conditions, congestion and highway deaths. california was the only state that failed to improve in at least three of seven categories. >> there's a lot of states that
is expected to take bonds' case and rule at a later date. >>> the city of san jose will downsan francisco in arguing against prop 8 when the case is heard by the united states supreme court next month. san jose city council voted 9-1 to do that. the only no vote came from mayor chuck reed. >>> 4:52. every dog has its day. >> and for one dog, it was last night. which breed won best in show at the country's oldest dog show? >> forget tuesday. which two days are really the cheapest for buying airline tickets is this we'll tell you when we come back. Ñáçwçñ >>> valentine's day just a day away and we have a great one coming, lots of sunshine and very mild temperatures. some of those numbers here 70 degrees. >> and we are following a traffic alert this morning in sunol southbound 680 approaching calaveras road there are delays. we'll have much more on your morning drive coming up. >> all right, elizabeth. thank you. >>> you know all that talk about how it's cheaper to buy plane tickets on tuesday? there's a lot of talk about that but it just might be
virgin america to offer flights to other cities from san jose. >> very soon, the city of san francisco is considering getting rid of old parking meters and replacing them with devices that take different forms of pavement and offer different hourly rates. the new park devices that are only four years old could be relayed and contractors will submit bids next month. no estimate, yet, on the cost. >> not too early to look for a summer job at great america with interviews for singers and dancers and technicians and great america is looking for 2,500 summer hires for the santa clara park. interviews take place tonight at the jackson theater in fremont from 6:30 to 9:30. the job fair will continue through the 17th. >> the niners nearly come back from the 22-point deficit in a thrill be super bowl game. next, the rousing welcome in store when they return to the bay area. >> the niners only have one more season left at candlestick park and this morning we find out what will happen to >> live from the kgo broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> it is 5:00. tough to get out of bed this morning.
was set up to explore the issue a few years ago. >>> san jose city leaders say they have no interest in competing against san francisco to host the 2024 summer olympics. if either city decides to bid, here's what it takes to win. first, a budget of at least $3 billion. that's on top of venue construction costs. other requirements, a village for 16,500 athletes, 45,000 hotel rooms, and a workforce equal to half the population of oakland. another high-profile sporting event facing money trouble in san francisco. taxpayers may need to float a loan because america's cup is under water. fundraising efforts have fallen short of expectations. san francisco another $30 million. it's raised $14 million so far from private donors but it's having trouble getting more. >> there is a huge full-court press that was on elected officials. i think some of elected officials were probably in on the game, as well. that was to try to move forward an event that served the 1% of this world with boaters internationally. made conditions on approval based on their raisin
jobs. the san jose city council is expected to vote on this proposal coming up in april. >>> texas governor rick perry stepping up his campaign to try to steal business away from california. perry planning to visit silicon valley, san francisco and los angeles during a four-day trip that starts this sunday. he's planning to tell people that texas is a better place for business because there's no income tax and more lenient labor and environmental laws. california governor jerry brown kind of scoffed at this one, actually made jokes about it earlier this week. texas launched a radio ad campaign aimed at bringing in new business. >>> economic data has economists a bit confused this morning. scott mcgrew says someone forgot to carry the one. >> yes, good morning. new numbers in to the newsroom this morning. america's trade deficit with china felt by quite a bit suggesting strong american manufacturing and exports. now it's good news, but it doesn't gibe with the latest gdp numbers we have showing that the american economy has contracted. so economists are going to have to go back and
says that new terminal will generate 300 new jobs. >>> the san jose city council is debating a proposed food ordinance to ban food containers containing styrofoam phasing out the use of styrofoam food containers in large restaurants by january 1, 2014, and for all restaurants a year later. city leaders environmentalists say styrofoam clogs waterways and storm drains. >>> in oakland the people who live in one west side neighborhood say they are being targeted by graffiti bombing. the spray-paint scrawled across churches, homes even cars. they say that the group responsible is well known in their community. one frustrated resident claims oakland police are not equipped to handle it. >> this is vandalism. this isn't art, it's vandalism! i called opd. they responded. they only had one officer who responds to this kind of probable policemen. >> carlos valentino says the problems began four months ago and the vandals are more aggressive. the city of oakland spent more than a million dollars last year to paint over graffiti. >>> in san jose, poli
as possibly host cities for games with letters sent to the mayors of 35 cities. san francisco, san jose, and sacramento are among the cities. san francisco mayor and san jose leader say this would be an expensive effort and they have other priorities. former san francisco mayor tried to get the olympics for 2012 game but that effort fizzled. >> oscar nominee almost did not make it into the country. the palestinian filmmaker and his family were detained at lax by authorities who doubted the legitimacy of the story. the film "five broken cameras" is nominated for best documentary and say he was held an hour for questioning. academy lawyers finally intervened and he was eventually released. >> oscar producers revealing more details about sunday, with the post teaming up with actress for a special closing musical performance. it will happen right after the best picture award and producers say it will be a huge moment. coverage beginning at 2:00 p.m. with "on the red carpet" with the stars arriving at 4:00 with oscars red carpet live and the big show at 5:30 following the oscars we have a re
officially includes san francisco. today from san francisco to san jose where those two anchor cities are book ends for a vibrant valley of tech, of innovation, of startup, of mature tech businesses. >> reporter: all looking for the kind of success we saw in one day both here and here. they say in 2012 nearly half of all the jobs out in the bay area came from silicon valley tech companies, the ratio we last saw during the dot-com boom. >> thank you, scott. >>> look at this. this is not a story about a few dirty restaurants. it's about 6,000 eateries in silicon valley. ahead at 6:00, the investigative unit goes undercover to he can pose a broken system and inspection report you have never seen. >> also, the problem isn't a shocker but the solution may be. a live look at our bay area traffic. the bay area moving up the list of worst commutes in the country. why the key to improving the situation may be to slow down drivers even more. >> and just 21 minutes to save your marriage, the simple task that could have lasting benefits. >>> and good evening. i'm jeff ranieri in the nbc bay area
lose everything. >> now the city of san jose may end the year with a projected surplus of $10 million. even with that, mayor reed said that the city cannot afford to give the pay cuts back to the employees. but he would consider bonuses to retain police officers, whether or not that applies to the dispatchers behind the scene. we will wait and see. >> now, a follow-up to the story we broke on nbc bay area at 11:00, casino m8 trix is suing the city saying they are being prevented from doing business. >> janelle, this 31-page lawsuit was filed in superior court and federal court, at issue is the fact that, casino m8trix delayed its opening by four months. they filed a lawsuit against the city of san jose alleging harassment that impacted the card club's ability to do business in the tower. the unreasonable conditions are claimed to have delayed the opening by four months which owners say cost the casino millions and cost the city at least $300,000 the in revenues. >> we just want to be treated like any other normal business would be who is legal and permitted in the city of san jose and
're seeing a number increase on a number of people on how to respond to an intruder on campus, san jose city college is one of those taking a proactive stance. >> we're hoping to train students and teachers to survive. >> tonight, exclusive access to a recent active shooter training and what measures they're taking to try to avoid another school massacre. >> and thanks for joining us for abc 7 news at 4:00. >> our live super bowl coverage from new orleans continues at 5:00. what the harbaugh brothers explain how their mother gave them their competitive edge. >> live from the roof of the kgotv broadcast center we're on a role here but will luck hold throughout the weekend? find out, coming up. >> just called me one day. >> the baby-sitting job turning into a frightening life of sex slavery. a victim tells abc 7 news how she got trapped while still living at home. >> good evening, i'm dan ashley. >> i'm cheryl jennings in an interview with a teenager we're talking about now. horrors of human slavery are hitting home. how she was lured underground. it's a story only on abc 7 news. >> she was no
-- 2012 was an historically deadly greer san jose. city officials say the only way to improve is to get the community involved. >> the community coming together for a variety of reasons. some because they want find out what they can do to prevent crime in their neighborhoods. there's been a spike in crime throughout the bay area. and dealing with fewer resources, the community becomes even more important in getting involved, knowing their neighbors, doing things to prevent crime. >> getting out of gangs to neighborhood safety were topics. more than 300 people attended. >> oakland mayor jean quan is washing recycle plant openers if they want the city's contracts they need to treat people well. the comment came after a meeting of recycle workers, they had grieve vans on low bay, unhealthful work situations and bosses that retaliate. >> we have contracts coming up and we have been having a hard time getting competition going so in the next two years he'll be letting out a new contract and get competition between the companies. private competition picks people up. >> we con teactd all four
birthday. >> gangs and have i -- 2012 was an historically deadly greer san jose. city officials say the only way to improve is to get the community involved. >> the community coming together for a variety of reasons. some because they want find out what they can do to prevent crime in their neighborhoods. there's been a spike in crime throughout the bay area. and dealing with fewer resources, the community becomes even more important in getting involved, knowing their neighbors, doing things to prevent crime. >> getting out of gangs to neighborhood safety were topics. more than 300 people attended. >> oakland mayor jean quan is washing recycle plant openers if they want the city's contracts they need to treat people well. the comment came after a meeting of recycle workers, they had grieve vans on low bay, unhealthful work situations and bosses that retaliate. >> we have contracts coming up and we have been having a hard time getting competition going so in the next two years he'll be letting out a new contract and get competition between the companies. private competition picks peo
- colored hair and round glasses. >> the san jose city council voted to consider joining san francisco and urging the u.s. supreme court to rule that proposition 8 banning gay marriage is unconstitutional. the council agreed to poll members at its meeting next week on whether san jose should lend its name to san francisco's friend of the court brief to be argued at a supreme court hearing in march. joining san francisco supreme court brief would save san jose the expense of drawing up its own brief. >> two men have been arrested in connection with a burglary in los gatos. a witness called police after he says that he saw the suspects burglarize a storage unit. the suspects fled in a dark colored pickup truck. offices located the vehicle shortly afterwards. both men are facing a number of deaths related charges, including conspiracy and possession of stolen property. >> the city of richmond is in the running for a $1 million federal grant to start a neighborhood with validation program. the program would target neighborhood struggling with the theft, prostitution and light. richmond pol
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